The US is spending taxpayer money like there is no tomorrow (if you believe the panic driven social media then there may not be a tomorrow)…..every day there seems to be a new monetary figure attached to the blind support for Ukraine.
President Biden announced a massive $800 million military aid package for Ukraine that includes armed drones, anti-tank, and anti-aircraft missiles as the US continues to fuel the fighting between Russia and Ukraine.
The White House released a fact sheet detailing the contents of the aid package:
- 800 Stinger anti-aircraft systems;
- 2,000 Javelin, 1,000 light anti-armor weapons, and 6,000 AT-4 anti-armor systems;
- 100 Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;
- 100 grenade launchers, 5,000 rifles, 1,000 pistols, 400 machine guns, and 400 shotguns;
- Over 20 million rounds of small arms ammunition and grenade launcher and mortar rounds;
- 25,000 sets of body armor; and
- 25,000 helmets.
The “Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems” that the US is sending are small drones that crash into their targets, known as Switchblade drones. The Switchblades were first used by US special operations forces in Afghanistan and can hit targets dozens of miles away.
Think about the cost to Americans…..
Biden’s announcement brings the total military aid authorized for Ukraine over the past week to $1 billion. The funding for the new weapons package will come out of the $13.6 billion for Ukraine that was added to the $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill Biden recently signed. Out of the $13.6 billion, the Pentagon will get $6.5 billion to replenish weapons stocks sent to Ukraine and to pay for troop deployments to Eastern Europe.
Tat is taxpayer cash that will NOT be spent on the people of this country that are in deed…..I watched the exuberance of our lawmakers after the Zelensky speech and I thought I had not seen such applause and smiles when policies about this country are debated…..but yet they can find cash to prolong a war…..
Why is that?
I mean is war, death and destruction so popular that everyone in DC is thrilled to spend needed revenue to prolong this conflict.
I guess those people in the defense industry are jerking off at this announcement…..since Afghanistan has cut into their profits they need another outlet that will continue their profits streak.
I am sorry if I sound like I do not care what happens in Ukraine…well that is not so…..I just think that we should not be the only country pissing away our revenue on war…..when those funds are needed here and now.
This war is quickly becoming a US war.
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Small wonder some pundits are calling it a ‘proxy war’.
The key point in your post is the money needed to ‘replenish weapons’ given to Ukraine. That’s where the profits are, and that’s the reason for such a ‘generous’ donation. (Same deal here in Britain.)
Best wishes, Pete.
Our Congress has not been excited about spending cash on our people….but they can stand and clap for a war. we are truly a nation of warmongers. chuq
The war lobbies are salivating and licking their chops knowing they have more pay days coming down the road. It’s disgusting.
When was the last time Congress found $800 million to help struggling families here? Bed well Andrew chuq